The Struggle for a Better Life in New Zealand
The first industrial negotiations in New Zealand rook place at Britannia Beach Petore) in 1840, when a young immigrant carperer declined any job that required him to wori longer than eight hours a day.
From that day to this, New Zealanders at work hove struggled for a better life. This is the story of that struggle. Toil and Trouble is essentially a picture boo3, with over 300 photographs chosen ro illustrate significant incidents. The arrangement is chronological and the book can be read from cover ro cover, though many readers will possibly prefer to dip into it at random or refer r6 specific events.
Most of the material pre9enred will be new even to specialist readers. Much of it comes from little-known publications, union offices, and the extensive collection of labour archives built up over many years by one of - the authors, Bert Roth.
Hardback, 1981, 180pages, very good condition